Category: birds

Songbirds of Middleton River Park – Part 3

Text and photos by Louisa Evers Please see Part 1 and Part 2 for introductory information and lots of song birds. Bird safely. Contribute to citizen science. Finches Finches are small to medium-sized birds with conical bill, sparrow-like bills, and usually short, notched tails.  They constantly give distinctive calls in undulating flight and often perch […]

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Songbirds of Middleton River Park – Part 2

Text and photos by Louisa Evers Please see Part 1 for introductory information and more song birds too. Bird safely. Contribute to citizen science. Swallows Swallows are aerial songbirds with very short legs and bills and relatively long pointed wings.  They feed almost exclusively on flying insects captured in graceful swooping flights.  Tree swallows will […]

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Please Bird Mindfully

This is reprinted in full from Team eBird.   eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the […]

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Barber Park Habitat Enhancement Project Part 2

In a bold move to improve the ecological health of Barber Park and the Boise River, Ada County Parks and Waterways cut down more than 600 invasive trees February 18-20. The first-of-its-kind project along the Boise River was spearheaded by Boise River Enhancement Network volunteer and Golden Eagle Audubon Society board member Alan Crockett. Worried […]

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Winter Birds of Expo Idaho

Officials from Ada County’s Expo Idaho welcomed twelve experienced birds recruited by the Boise River Enhancement Network  onto the Les Bois racetrack and infield on February 18, 2020 to count birds. Nearly 300 birds and 25 species were observed in two hours.  There is an open waterway that flows year round through the infield and […]

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Volunteers Enhance Habitat in New Eagle Park

The Boise River Enhancement Network teamed up with Eagle Parks and Recreation to enhance riparian habitat at a new park site along the Boise River in 2019. The project doubled as an outdoor classroom to teach willow harvesting and planting techniques. The site of the future Woods Park includes two ponds that initially had little [...]
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